Schuberth SRC System for C3
I have had my C3 and SCR for a couple years now. The bluetooth is great, battery life is great, sound quality is very good, convenience is great, I love them both...except. The boom Microphone is cumbersome, and uncomfortable. The small size of the helmet is an plus but the small size also makes the boom Mic press against my chin.
I can't understand why a company that does this quality of engineering still has this issue. I see no reason they couldn't have one or two small microphones that slip into pockets in the front of the cheek pads and eliminate the boom. The cheek pads are close to the mouth and a couple small microphones would work fine with the helmet closed when riding and open when parked.
The only good thing I can say about the boom is that after two years of jamming it up and down to put the helmet on it hasn't broken.
September 8, 2014
If you love High tech; music and comfort, that is the product.
June 17, 2014
Amazing integration with helmet, easy to assemble. Simply perfect
When looking at helmets, my biggest concern was finding a helmet that had a decent enough bluetooth system or could have one easily mounted, mostly for phone GPS purposes. When I saw the review on Revzilla, the search was over. Even after the sticker shock, I knew it was the helmet and bluetooth I wanted. After 3 weeks of riding with it, I am confident I made the right choice. The GPS works great and is as clear as can be. What really surprised me is how well the speakers sounds when playing music. I was truly impressed. AND then I find out that you can listen to FM radio, and that is a nice bonus. I was worried about the buttons being too small, but they are actually pretty easy to locate, even with leather gloves on. The boom mic actually fits into the helmet pretty easily, which was another one of my concerns that has been alleviated by such an amazing product. The speakers and neck roll were easy to install as well.
June 16, 2014
Not worth the price.
I was using a Blackberry 9970 to pair with this system. Pairing was fine as was listening to music via Bluetooth. However; I could not answer a call via voice activation and after receiving a call the system would loose pairing with my phone and in many instances completely turn-off. System was returned to Schuberth who said it was working normally. I returned it to Revzilla (thanks for all your help by the way) and traded it in for the Sena SMH10 which works flawlessly. Had to use the adhesive mount provided with the kit but it works great. No FM radio with the SMH10 but happy with the switch. Buttons with the SRC were also difficult to manipulate with gloves on.
May 12, 2014
wrong initial questions on this reveiw
Love the SRC system with the exception of ..When you have 2 smart phones bluetoothed to 2 seperate helmets and music playing you cant communicate between the 2 without turning off music to one then pausing the other. and voice activation will kick you off you music and you have to do a restart on your SRC
April 10, 2014
The reception is not as good as other units that fit on the outside of the helment, n=but is is very neat, compact and functional. I ride in all conditions (including rain) and it has work very well.
April 9, 2014
Nice addition to my C3
This thing is great! When riding around town, I prefer to not listen to music because it's too distracting, but for long highway trips this is excellent. Pairs easily with my iPhone 4S. Sounds great on my GS (which admittedly has hardly any wind noise to begin with). I haven't tried the intercom system yet, but the phone works well. My head is gigantic so the boom doesn't fit inside the helmet without actually rubbing directly on my mouth, but I don't imagine I'll be riding down the road talking on it that much so I have been just folding the boom down so that it's actually outside of my helmet. This thing isn't cheap, but it does fit perfectly with the helmet, works well, and is easy to set up. If you are certain you need tunes or an intercom/phone while you're wearing a C3, I high recommend it.
February 3, 2014
Superb "form follows function" German engineering
The Schuberth SRC does everything it is supposed to do and does so without changing appearance or airflow around helmet and without discernible weight increase. Even while riding with earplugs in, I can still hear the spoken GPS directions and FM or mp3 tunes and hear the caller in a telephone conversation. Price is "out there", but you get what you pay for in this case.
December 30, 2013